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I dated a lady back in high school in my native country until I moved to the USA. Few months I had moved to the States, she informed me that she was pregnant which I didn't dispute looking at the time she said she got pregnant. Even though we didn't get married, I have been taking care of the child from day one. He is about to finish high school so I decided to bring him to the States to start college so I applied for him and it was approved. I was asked to undergo DNA test which I obliged but to the shock of me, the result was negative. Even though I am very devastated, I still want to pursue the papers for him since I am the only "father" he has known and the mother is no longer there. My question is it possible?


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~~moved to what visa do I need from IR1/CR1 process and procedures~~

Adoption may work? Or support a student visa for him but thats not permanent.

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dating as he stated.

I think they mean the relationship currently - they dated.

* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

7th May 2013 - I-130 filed
4th June 2013 - NOA2 (approved)
16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year green card arrived


* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
1st May 2015 - 90 day RoC window opened
6th May 2015 - I-751 filed (delivered 8th May, cheque cashed 18th May)
7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

27th August 2015 - 10 year green card arrived

* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
1st May 2016 - N-400 window opened
20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
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I, too, applaud your sentiments (especially since I was raised by a loving stepfather) -- but, unfortunately, US law does not recognize sentiment, only blood relationships or legal step-child relationships (if you had married the mother). There is no legal way to petiion for him. A student visa is highly unlikely given the need to prove intent to return to the home country. I hope you find a way to continue your support (emotional and financial -- maybe pay for his studies locally?) for this young man.

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